Awards will be added to this section as we receive information. Check back throughout the school year for any updates
Diabetes Hope Foundation
Open to students that are in their final year of high school and entering an accredited post-secondary institution in the fall of 2022, registered with a pediatric diabetes program/healthcare provider and in their transition year to adult diabetes care and receiving care for Type 1 or Insulin Dependent Type 2 Diabetes by a Pediatric Health Care team for a minimum of 1 year preceding this application.
Apply on line at: https://diabeteshopefoundation.com/how to apply/
Application Deadline: March 7, 2022
Nelson Scholarship Program
Recipients of the awards are young leaders of tomorrow, showcasing a commitment to community stewardship and academic achievement.
This year, we are once again offering two incredible opportunities for students, our Civic Leadership Scholarship and our Indigenous Student Scholarship, in partnership with Indspire.
Application Deadline: August 1, 2022
Lisa Huus Bursary
This fund was established to assist persons with disabilities to undertake or continue their post-secondary education at an accredited post-secondary institution in British Columbia (tuition fees, textbooks, equipment, transportation, residence and support workers costs)
The bursary was established in 1988 by the family of Lisa Pauline Huus, a sociology student at the University of Victoria. “Lisa fought for her rights to go to university to be treated just like any other students”, says her mother Annie Huus.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2022
RE/MAX of Western Canada Quest for Excellence Bursary Program
Value: 16 @ $1,000
This program was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to leadership and community contribution initiatives.
Eligibility: Grade 12 students
For more information, applications and to enter online go to: www.remax-western.ca/blog/charities/
Application Deadline: March 14, 2022 – midnight
BCSTA Scholarships for Student Citizenship
Value: 3 @ $750
The BCSTA Scholarships for Student Citizenship recognize graduating students for outstanding contributions they have made to their school and community. These scholarships reflect BCSTAs commitment to its values: Focus on students, support lifelong learning, support public education, recognize the importance of community in public education and provide opportunities to recognize and celebrate public education.
For more information click on the following link: https://bcsta.org/resources-and-services/bcsta-scholarships/
Application Deadline: 3:00pm on February 28, 2023
Students wishing to be considered for a scholarship must be currently enrolled in their final year of studies at a public secondary school in British Columbia and expected to graduate in June 2022. One winner will be chosen from each of the six BCSSA provincial chapters (Fraser Valley, Kootenay-Boundary, Metro, Vancouver Island, Northern, Thompson-Okanagan). Each winner will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
For complete details, please download the PDF from the following link: 2022 Scholarship Details and Application Form (PDF)
Applications must be submitted by email at noon to: email@example.com
Application Deadline: March 31, 2022 (noon)
British Columbia Excellence Scholarship
BC Excellence Scholarships recognize well-rounded B.C. graduates. Winners demonstrate service and leadership, both at school and in their communities, shown aptitude and commitment to their chosen career paths. You must be nominated by your secondary school in order to apply for this scholarship.
For more information click on the following link: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/scholarships/provincial-scholarships/bc-excellence-scholarships
Application Deadline: Applications open late fall, due February 2022 – confirmed dates to follow
British Columbia Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship
The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship is awarded to 20 outstanding high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment and aptitude for a career path in K-12 teaching.
For more information click on the following link: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/scholarships/provincial-scholarships/basic-eligibility-requirements
Application Deadline: Applications open late fall, due February 2022 – confirmed dates to follow
Ministry of Education BC International Education Scholarships and Awards
The Ministry of Education provides International Education scholarships and awards to:
- Promote the development of intercultural knowledge and skills for B.C. students and teachers
- Develop and strengthen relationships with foreign partners
The British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) administers the scholarships and awards on behalf of the Ministry of Education. BCCIE receives applications and nominations, participates in the adjudication process, and distributes funding to successful recipients.
For more information: visit your school counseling/career planning departments and click on the following link https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/scholarships/scholarships-awards
Cmolik Foundation Scholarships
The Cmolik Foundation awards scholarships to youth who have faced adversity in their lives and demonstrated tenacity. Many of our students would not be able to access post-secondary education without our help. With hard work and our support, their dreams can become reality.
The Foundation will reimburse up to $40,000 for books and tuition leading to an undergraduate degree for up to twenty students this spring.
Each secondary school may put forth one student who they feel meet our criteria. The students must:
- Be a current resident of BC
- Have lived in Canada for a minimum of 7 years,
- Plan to graduate from a BC secondary school
- Be in Grade 12 or a recent secondary school graduate,
- Have demonstrated financial need,
- Have faced adversity,
- Plan to be a full-time student,
- Be ineligible for the BC Tuition Waiver Program (for former youth in care),
- Use funding for a post-secondary institution, trade or college, and
- Be endorsed by their school principal.
In certain circumstances, with prior approval, schools can submit an application for a second student.
Applications, eligibility requirements and directions on how to apply can be found at the following link: http://www.thecmolikfoundation.com/scholarship-criteria-policies.
Application Deadline: February 7th each year
Coast Capital Savings Youth Get It Education Awards (Standing Tall Awards)
Standing Tall Awards – Awarded to youth who have faced adversity and have not only risen up against the odds, but are demonstrating a commitment to continue their education. This award is open to students who have faced challenges like poverty, health, family issues, personal loss and lack of support.
- haven’t previously received a Youth Get It Education Award
- are Canadian citizens or permanent residents
- have been a BC resident for at least 6 months
- are graduating high school in the 2021/2022 school year in one of 23 School Districts in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, mid and southern Vancouver Island and Kelowna. (Click on following link – Award & Deadline Information document for more details)
- plan to attend an accredited Canadian university, college or technical school
For more information and applications: coastcapitalsavings.com/awards
Download the Youth Get It Awards Application form and submit your printed application to your school counsellor. Applications will be available on the site starting March 1st.
Application Deadline: Check with your school counsellor and/or Career Planning Department – school deadline should be no later than April 22, 2022
Public Guardian and Trustee Educational Assistance Fund
Value: Up to $4,530
Eligibility: Must be at least 19 years of age as of the date studies commence, and a former permanent ward of the Province of British Columbia and planning to study at a post-secondary level in academic, technical or vocational program between September 2020 to August 2021. For more information please see below.
For more information and application: www.trustee.bc.ca under “Estate and Personal Trust Services”, PGT Educational Assistance Fund”
Application Deadline: April 15th of each year (Applications received after do NOT qualify)
Value: Various Awards $1,000 – $2,000
Eligibility: Must be a BCGEU member, or related to a current retired, or deceased BCGEU member or staff (eligible relatives include spouses, parents, and children or grandchildren (including foster, adopted and step children and grandchildren); and a student or prospective post-secondary or higher learning student enrolled, registered or planning to attend an eligible education institution in 2022/23.
For more information and application: www.bcgeu.ca/other_resources
Application Deadline: June 15, 2022
BCGEU – National Union (NUPGE) awards
Value: Various Awards of $2,500
Watch the NUPGE website for updates on the 2022 Scholarship Program. Please click on following link: www.nupge.ca
Application Deadline: July 1, 2022
Value: 5 @ $1,000
The Educational Facility Managers Association of BC is pleased to offer five bursaries to graduates of the 2022/2023 school year.
Eligibility: Secondary students completing their grade 12 year who will enter a recognized post secondary educational institution in the 2020/2021 term. Bursaries awarded on the basis of academic achievement and/or special needs. Preference will be given to students entering the fields of engineering, architecture, or building technology. All applicants MUST be dependents of school district employees in the school facilities area (i.e. Maintenance or Custodial).
Applications available from your school counsellor, district’s Maintenance EFMABC member, or the EFMABC website, click link provided below.
Applications are to be completed in full and submitted to: EFMABC Bursary Committee – see details on EFMABC website, click link provided below
For more information and applications click the following link: EFMABC Bursaries
Application Deadline: April 30, 2022
RBC has developed a diverse set of scholarship programs worth over $500,000 a year to help address the critical need for students funding across Canada. Please visit their website (link below) to see which scholarship is right for you!
RBC Future Launch Scholarship: Due December 15, 2021
RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Indigenous Youth: Due January 5, 2022
For more information go to: https://www.rbc.com/dms/enterprise/scholarships.html